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. with one person voting present. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. session: madam speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 724 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 144, house resolution 724, resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 6079, to repeal the patient protection and affordable care act and health care related provisions in the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one, five hours of debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the majority leader and minority leader or their respective designees. 60 minutes equa
the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. poe: mr. speaker, for years the united states has used droughns to track terrorists overseas, catch outlaws along the border, and other lawful purposes. now thousands of droughns are headed to the homeland. the f.a.a. plans to allow expanded use of droughns to operate nationwide by -- drones to operate nationwide by the year 2015. it is estimated by 2020, 30,000 of them will be flying in american skies. yes, mr. speaker, the drones are coming. who will operate these drones and what will be their mission? could it be a suspicious government agent who thinks someone looks kind of funny? the e.p.a. bureaucrat to monitor somebody's farm and watch bessie the cow graze in the pasture? or a nosey neighbor who wants to make sure someone's shutters are pretty and the flowers don't violate the homeowners association rules? or could it be a legitimate and lawful and legal purpose of drones that doesn't violate the
off the floor. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move hat house -- that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3796, thed a dam walsh re-altogether ization act of 2012 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3796, a bill to re-authorize certain programs established by the adam walsh child protection and safety act of 2006. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, and the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on h.r. 3796 as amended, currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: so be ordered. the house will be in order. will the members please take your conversations off the floor for the debate of these suspensions. the gentleman from texas
of the united states postal service located at 133 hare road in crosby, texas, as the army first sergeant david mcnerney post office building. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from new york, ms. buerkle, and the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from new york. ms. buerkle: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include ex -- extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. buerkle: thank you, mr. speaker. i would now like to yield as much time as he may consume to my distinguished colleague from the state of texas, sponsor of this legislation, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: i thank the speaker and i thank the gentlelady from new york for yielding time. mr. speaker, it was the vietnam war. it was march, 1967. 45 years ago. army first sergeant david mcnerne
to the distinguished chairman of the trade subcommittee, the gentleman from texas, mr. brady. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. brady: thank you, mr. chairman. in the border state we have a lot of people here who are mott legal. as a result, we struggle to provide health care across our state. obamacare will make it worse, will make it harder to help familiar lows. this chart lays out the new health care law, affects every one of you in america. this is the result of that 2,800-page bill. what the supreme court left in place was 159 new federal agencies and bureaucracies in between you and your doctor. what they left in place was 21 new tax increases, a dozen of which hit middle-class families like yourself right in the pocketbook. what it left in place is half a trillion dollars of cuts to our local hospitals, our home health care agencies, our nursing homes, even hospice care, when people are dying, they left in place those cuts. and today, you'll hear when i finish, the ranking member will tell you all the sugar and spice about obamacare in texas. what he wo
to in my hometown and lives in texas now but parts of the new hospital is named after. somebody who delivered me and was there when my mom was delivered as well. dr. pierce was my doctor's name. but with the health care bill, the rest of america gets dr. washington. dr. washington is going to make health care decisions for the american people. if you are sick and need help, you better have the approval of dr. washington first, because dr. washington has a board of bureaucrats that will decide for you what kind of treatment you may or may not receive. dr. washington is going to ensure you have a $1,200 increase in health care premiums if you are the average american family. that's what happened after the first year of the president's health care takeover. you will have a 1% increase in your premium for individuals and families who can buy coverage on their own as if the law hadn't been enacted at all. a 13% increase if the law hadn't been enacted at all. going back to colorado talking to business owners, they talk about what their costs will be. families talk about the insurance that
minority member of the committee on oversight and government reform. the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, the gentleman from california, mr. issa, and the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, each will control 30 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. issa. mr. issa: thank you, madam chair. i yield myself two minutes. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. issa: thank you. job creation is rightfully the top of americans' agenda. americans know that as long as the unemployment rate stays high , wages are stagnant and more than 12.7 million americans seek jobs they cannot find. more than 42% or nearly six million of those americans have been unemployed for more than six months. madam chair, the verdict is in, the president's stimulus plan has failed, while costing over $1 trillion and still counting, those jobs that were created were short and they too are disappearing. ultimately small business will create the engine going forward. today's bill in fact is designed specifically to give confidence
: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. chairman, i yield one minute to the gentleman from nevada, mr. amodei, who is a member of the judiciary committee. the chair: the gentleman from nevada for one minute. mr. amodei: thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, mr. chairman, for the time. i find it interesting that we're sitting here having a discussion about regulations in this context. i believe that it is the regulations that are the byproduct of this process that we engage here. it's called legislation. the regulatory process is not the fourth branch of government, that has no accountability to anyone and basically can do whatever the heck it darn well pleases. the agencies that we are talking about here today, none of which exist in the constitution, were created by this congress which means if we created you, we can darn well talk about the regulations that you provided. when i hear words like ideology, cynicism, really bad policy, what is the danger in predictability, for instance, in the timing of the regulatory process? there is nothing i
: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. poe: mr. speaker, bangladesh national was convicted in 2008 of promoting sexual performance of a child. after he served his sentence in new york, an immigration judge asked islam to be deported back to where he came from but bangladesh wouldn't take back their deviant. they delayed, delayed, delayed until by law he was released back onto the streets of america. as other countries are well aware, u.s. law does not allow indefinite incarceration. six weeks after his release, islam struck again at another victim. on a cool evening in november in new york, 73-year-old grandmother, lois decker, a mother, a grandmother, retired school cook, a sunday school teacher was walking home from the grocery store. islam stalked her and followed her into her home and murdered the defenseless grandmother. but stealing her life just wasn't enough fo
: the gentlelady yields back. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. indiana prison inmate ryan grimminger collected unemployment benefits during his two-year sentence in the county jail for a drug crime. he collected $14,000 of taxpayer money. he was in jail and the government continued to pay him any way. only in america will we pay people in jail because they are unemployed. grimminger should not have obtained money from honest american taxpayers but he did. government is becoming incompetent when it comes to paying unemployment benefits. according to cnn the federal government overpaid $14 billion in unemployment benefits just last year. that means 11% of all jobless benefits paid out were not supposed to be paid to those individuals. those overpayments that should have gone to people in need were sent by government to those who didn't deserve any money. you see, not all payments are to honest people who are looking for jobs and are out of work. inmate grimminger's case is bad, but there's more. a convicted killer, murderer
with the governor of texas rick perry if you are anything like me and you participated in our caucuses, you were gratified to help him win a dramatic ups that and sweep those caucuses. if you're anything like me, yet also been gratified to see him strongly fall in behind the imperative to replace barack obama with a conservative minded republicans such as mitt romney. we are very pleased that he has set up the special video message to the summit since he and karen had hoped to visit in person but they are on a well aren't family vacation. let's hear from senator rick santorum by video. >> i am sorry i cannot be with you. i certainly enjoyed my time there last year. i greatly appreciate the warm welcome. i want to thank all the folks for the wonderful surprise that we ended up winning. i do not know of any that was more of a shock. i would like to say thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have our boys to be heard -- voice to be heard. that is one of the reasons we decided to start patriot voices, a website and an organization, to make sure your voice continues to be heard not just t
seman, texas a&m university, chief research officer and vice president for research testified, and i quote, federal agencies and federal regulators must reduce and/or eliminate unnecessary, overly burdensome, and/or redundant regulatory and reporting obligations for universities and their faculty in order to maximize investments more directly into research priorities and allow faculty time to be optimally utilized. dr. leslie tolbert, university of arizona, senior vice president for research testified, again i quote, the growing burden of compliance with the increasing numbers and complexity of federal regulations consumes increasing amounts of time and money, having less for more direct support for research. finally, dr. james sedow, vice provost for research at my alma mater, duke university, testified that research universities have been subjected to and i quote, growing number of research related compliance regulation that is have flowed down from federal agencies over the past 10 to 15 years, and that record, the research related and quality assurance cost to duke between 2000 a
in the first place because their economies are not based upon the same premise as the louisiana and texas economy, then this is that recipe. this is what we're voting on here today. i reserve the balance of my time. . the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington is recognized mr. hastings: i rise to claim time in opposition to the amendment. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: mr. chairman, let's be very frank. this amendment won't increase safety but will add red tape and open new avenues for lawsuits to interfere with the process of creating american energy and creating american jobs. the types of safety measures identified in the amendment are already in place and they are already enforceable. on multiple occasion occasions, the obama administration has said operations are being conducted safely. with this amendment, the minority tries to divert attention away from the real issue of increasing energy production, american energy p
recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: thank you, madam speaker. recently i heard from jacqueline, a small business owner in southeast texas, and here's what she said. business owners who want to succeed put their heart and soul into their business. they are the ones who get there at the crack of dawn and leave after everyone else has long settled in for the night. i have been a small business owner and i know a great many others like me, and nobody did anything for us. we did it ourselves and the only thing the government did for us was to tax us. apparently this president disagrees with jacqueline's statement. according to the administration, quote, if you got a business you didn't build that, somebody else made that happen. so the president is infering that government should get the credit for the success of entrepreneurs. he is wrong, madam speaker. people are the reason for americans' success, not government. americans have the vision, creativity and audacity to pursue a dream, not the government. americans risk their life savings, not knowing what profi
. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. there's a new small business in my district in southeast texas. cool blast lemmon aid stand, run by the southern sisters of texas. clara is seven, eliza is four. their newees employee is little brother irick who recently was hired to join the team. they even have their own facebook page with 867 followers. on their facebook page they say this about their business, we are entrepreneurs who started a lemonade stand for lemonade day. we are going to continue to work to earn money to spend it on things we would like. they also share with our two chosen charities, meals on wheels, and paws for texas rescue. mr. speaker, they learned all of these lessons without any interference from the federal government. . their father andrew said this. they did it all only their own. nobody helped them except us. my wife and i both run our own businesses so running a lemonade stand was showing them what they could do. they were curious how we got money for things. mr. speaker, t
of texas. representing the 14th district. he's been running for president although no longer actively campaigning. has not officially suspended his bid. his path includes libertarian party nomination for president in 1988. he served as an air force flight surgeon, served in the u.s. house. he's a doctor and served in the military in the air force. and the air national guard. we have democratic caller, libertarian more specifically on the line from new jersey. chris joins us. hi. caller: hi. good morning. just want to start off by saying how much we appreciate what you do, dr. paul. i was one of the few who was in philadelphia watching you. it was a magical day. the economics of the drug policy, i heard you touch on it earlier, it's an issue that is almost under talked about. and definitely want to hear so more people can understand it. from an economic point of view. guest: very good. there is not enough attention paid to it. i do talk about it at times. maybe not enough. but it is a big economic issue. since the 1970's and modern day war on drugs we have spent literally trillions of
of the chair, the ayes have it and the amendment is adopted. the gentleman from texas. >> mr. chairman, i have an amendment. the clerk: amendment offered by mr. sessions of texas. page 9, line 6, after the dollar amount insert reduced by $10 million. page 35, line 15, after the dollar amount insert increase by $10 million. page 35, line 23, after the dollar amount insert increased by $10 million. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. sessions: i would like to recognize both the gentlemen, mr. dicks and mr. young for their outstanding service not only to our country but to this congress on behalf of making sure we have freedom and the men and women that protect this country, i express my gratitude to both of them. i thank mr. rogers and the gentleman from new jersey, who is from the committee here today and i want to thank him also. i stand up in support of the dedication and hard work this congress has done for work on something known as ptsd. this congress, as you may know, mr. chairman, has continued its increasing funding overall and by this bill by $125 million. on m
. culberson of texas for food. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the request is granted. under the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. nothing like being villeified to -- vullified to get your senses acutely atuned. but we had a hearing in judiciary last week, july 19, actually, in which the secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano, appeared. during the exchange that i had with secretary napolitano, i said these words, it's from the transcript. and this administration seems to have a hard time recognizing members of terrorist groups who are allowed into the white house. you're aware of that happening, aren't you, secretary napolitano? absolutely not. well, this week, apparently somebody brought her back in the loop and she testified before pete king's committee. and a couple of articles about it. rather interesting. one from "the hill", jordy yager, apparently posted july 26, says homeland security secretary janet na
, under the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from texas, mr. flores, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. flores: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, on june 28, america lost another hero. army lieutenant colonel roy lynn tisdale grew up in texas and was a member of the corps of cadets. after graduating in 1993, he was commissioned as an army infantry officer and served two full tours in iraq, two full tours in afghanistan and made additional short visits to both theaters. at the time of his death, he was commander of the 525th brigade special troops batallion, 525th surveillance brigade, stationed in fort bragg, north carolina. lieutenant colonel tiddale on the other hand awards, bronze star medal, purple heart, army commend dation medal, army achievement medal, joint military award, national service defense medal, afghanistan campaign medal, the iraq campaign medal, global war on terrorism service medal, the army service ribbon, the overseas service ribbon, nato ribbon, air assault badge, the expert infantry infa
. polis: thank you, madam speaker. it's my honor to yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman. i say to my good friend on the other side of the aisle there could be common ground about the exporting of mineral exploration. many of us would look to this as a positive strategy for creating jobs. i think it is important to say to my friends that in fact this bill is not even coming to the floor of the house today. it is not even going to be debated today. so that is one fracture. if we talk about creating jobs. but another fracture is, of course, that we are substituting this legislation that might, if it was bipartisan, be able to move forward on creating jobs, for wasting time and casting votes and debating on the affordable care act, an act that has already proven it has saved lives, provided coverage for small businesses, exempted businesses under 50 persons, allowing them to have insurance, close the doughnut hole on the prescription drug ben
can understand is how the republicans want to keep tax cut for will companies in texas, for companies to move offshore? this does not make any sense at all. and romney made a lot of money with these offshore tax cuts. i think they should give companies tax cuts to stay here. how can republicans justify that? host: let's go to niels lesniewski and hear what he has to say. guest: in the next couple of weeks senate is likely to take up the measure that would do something of what you're talking about. specifically it would provide tax benefits for returning jobs, affectively returning jobs to the country that have previously been moved overseas. again, it is part of the democrats attempting to show a contrast with governor romney. that a bill, like the tax cut to being extended from the bush era only four under $250,000 is not expected to go very far. host: here are some headlines from "congressional quarterly" today. health care repeal likely in the house. and below that, house agenda set up for political contrasts. the house is offering a july agenda that republican leaders will demonst
the gentleman from texas rise? >> mr. chairman, i rise to engage chairman, mr. young, in a colloquy if he will so engage. the chair: the gentleman strikes the last word and he's recognized for five minutes. >> i commend you for putting together this bill to provide our war fighters with the tools they need to keep our nation secure are our first priority and i thank you for your service and do just that. i mitigate risk associated with shrinking budgets and this shows the tough decisions to fund the department of defense. mr. young: if the gentleman will yield and i thank him for the comment. mr. conaway: yes, i yield. i want to thank you for the navy to stand up on alternative energy market. these efforts go against the primary mission of the department and is a colossal waste of taxpayer money as we're struggling. it would help protect the u.s. from price shocks and volatility within the oil markets. i have yet to hear an argument that supports house spending on average $26 a gallon for biofuels will protect our fuel bidgets when we could be paying $3.66 a gallon. prices, mr. chairman,
stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from texas, mr. burgess. mr. burgess: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, the hill newspaper published its special report a few years -- weeks ago bringing more attention to the very real threat of defense sequestration. many people are under the false impression that defense spending represents a significantly larger portion of the federal budget than it truly does. the current budget of the department of defense represents 15.1% of the federal budget. this chart shows that the key fence spendin
for reelection to his senate seat. is a runoff in texas. today it is david dewhurst facing ted cruz, who is supported by the tea party. that runoff election today in texas. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning. we apologize for beginning a few minutes late. there are more meetings going on then there are hours and available moments to get to them. we are delighted to welcome everybody here to consider the nominations of those who are selected to serve in the very important post of afghanistan and pakistan. ambassador james cunningham and richard olson are experienced and talented diplomats. i am convinced that they bring the combination of intelligence and experience, diligence necessary for both of these critical assignments. -- pick hearing comes the newspapers and afghanistan and pakistan are swirling around. the assigning of the strategic partnership agreement marked the beginning of the end a new face of u.s. engagements in afghanistan. the world is not going to simply walk away or abandon its investment in a stable afghanistan. our task is to leverage our commitments int
in that part of texas. its customers now have to read 20 pages. the bank is concerned no consumer will way through 23 pages. -- weed through 23 pages. i understand what the rules require. they just put out new rules to their days ago for the rich nation -- origination of mortgages. the rules are 1000 pages long. the bank says to us, who is going to -- what customer of ours in west texas is going to wade through 100 or even 20 pages? host: this is from one of our viewers. dodd-frank is typical of what happens when the private sector misbehaves. guest: that is true. regulation is reactive. it is like you are fighting the last war. whitneys' to happen is set of incentives so financial institutions and other entities have been sentenced to be responsive to customers rather than to bureaucrats that they know they can charm. host: you can send us a, on our twitter page, join the conversation. you can also email's. good morning come independent line. caller: i think he explained it good. this is relative to the corruption between wall street and washington. this has been all over the internet abo
a message in writing. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. burgess: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burgess: mr. speaker, as a physician, now as a legislator, i frankly do not understand the way our government continues to treat those who care for america's patients. earlier this month i introduced legislation, h.r. 6142, to provide a one-year extension for medicare physician rates. this allows patients to continue to have access to their physicians in the next year. this is no mystery. we all know the last patch is going to expire december 31. we all know that before december 31 of this year, somehow we'll cobble together and provide another patch. why not do that now? why make them wait until the deadline? they can't plan. they can't grow their practice. they can't expand because they don't know what the government is going to do to them. further compounding the problem this year is the specker of sequestration that oc
it in a balanced way. i have to say since the gentleman from texas earlier referenced the comments, i looked at the senator's comments. the senator's point is the same one i'm making here. if we are going to remove the see quester, we need to take a balanced approach. we need to include cuts, and again, it's important to remember, we did $1 trillion in cuts. $100% cuts as part of the budget control act. we also need to include some revenue by eliminating some of these special interest tax breaks and asking folks at the very top of the income ladder to pay a little bit more for national definance and reducing our deficit. that is the underlying issue here. i now yield two minutes to the gentlelady from oregon, a member of the budget committee, ms. bonamici. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from oregon is recognized for two minutes. ms. bonamici: thank you, congressman van hollen, for yielding. i rise in support of the sequestration transparency act. we have all heard concerns back home about partisan gridlock in our nation's capital. our constituents continue to ask us, is there any wa
was a signer of the texas direct -- declaration of independence. she graduated from the university of texas, and went to work as a television reporter because no houston law form with -- law firm was willing to hire a woman lawyer. she started a small business, became the first republican woman in the state legislature, she was elected state treasurer in 1990, and in 1990 won a special election that opened up. she has been reelected three times and is now the senior republican woman in the senate. she is retiring from the senate when her term is up at the end of this year and i suspect those houston law firms would be glad to have you on staff at this time. [laughter] your first official office in washington was at the national transportation safety board. president ford appointed you as the vice-chairman there in 1976, and i wonder if you could describe what things are like for a woman appointed to a job like that now, and compare it to how things have changed or perhaps not changed as much for women in washington in positions of power. >> i think there was the beginning of an effort to br
to their own people, like louisiana and texas. they do a bad job of providing public health, yet those governors are amongst the most rabid against putting in sensible reform. guest: thank you for the call. yes, henry kaiser was a major industrialist and his money was made available to a private family foundation -- i will quickly note, it is not related to kaiser permanente in any way. it is independent of that. but he is right, over the next year we will see hospitals and doctors pushing states to take the money into the expansion. they are going to say that this is good for people's health and they are more likely to seek preventive health care. recent studies show the being on medicaid lowers your mortality rate. the number of states that have said they are against the law are ones that have not had good medicaid benefits. in the southwest they have -- they face a big crunch. medicaid is different in every state. how good the program is a really depends on where you live. host: louisiana is one of the states that is making cuts. coast of this twitter message from jim -- -- host: th
at a couple of other news stories in just a moment. first, diana from texas. caller: i did not believe the bank should be nationalized, but i believe it is time for the banks to quit using our money. they have been doing so for years. this is doing as no good, because look of auto companies we own. they turned right around and once they made some money, they gave their employees huge amounts of money just for working there. when i worked a job, i got paid my hourly salary, not an extra amount just because the government owned the company. host: think you for sharing your comments. let's look at "the denver post." midnight massacre, a day of mourning. talks about what has been happening in colorado in the wake of the shooting early friday morning. here is the president -- let's look of the comments president obama made yesterday after visiting with families who lost loved ones. [video clip] >> scripture says he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be morning, nor crying, nor pain anymore for the former things have passed away. when y
in the first case? >> we fought our objection with the state of texas, we concluded that they had not met their burden of establishing the absence of discriminatory purpose and discriminatory intent. that is what the trial is about. the burden is on the state. we are presenting our case and the state is presenting bears. the intervenors are presenting bears and the court will soon speak on this issue. >> one more question. >> there have been reports in the last month or so that government talks are speeding up with regards to the gulf of mexico oil spill of 2010. can you characterize where those talks are? >> short answer, i cannot. it is a matter that is currently in litigation under investigation and as i am sure you are used to covering the justice department, we do not comment on matters under investigation or in litigation. >> [inaudible] >> he has, indicating it is under investigation and litigation. >> it is under investigation and litigation. [laughter] >> thank you all very much. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite
, and this is a promise i made at the invitation of george h. w. bush on president's day at the university of texas a&m, college station site of the bush library and the president's school of government and public policy. he invited me to talk on president's day. imagine what the republicans thought of that just this year. the conservative school, they were lovely, what i told them that day is we must reduce the role of money in politics. we have to take it to public funding of campaigns and we must increase the level of civility in campaigns, and here comes the promised -- when we do, i promise you we will have many more women get elected to public office. [applause] >> and young people, and minorities, representing the diversity of the country. we were something like 250,000 from having the majority. they won this big number of votes, but it was only 200 here, 300 there, and that came from millions of dollars that would go unanswered. not to be litigate that, but to spring from that question, we have to look to the future and say we have to take back our democracy. this is a government of the fuel.
sensitive to it still. >> thank you. >> the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. mr. secretary, i want to go back to april of 2008. i think that is when you are president of the federal reserve bank in new york. the first addressed the issue of libor. where you aware in the fall of 2007 that informal e-mails were coming into the new york fed saying there is something up with libor? >> i cannot believe that i was aware of those specific concerns before that period. in response to your questions, my colleagues are going back and looking at the full range of things available. we will share that with you and make sure you have that. >> i was looking at your response to the bank of england about this disclosure. i thought we made were some structural recommendations of how libor could be more effective. here is my issue with that. -- if they were having structural problems, i thought your e-mail was appropriate. bobo was being disclosed is fraud. this rate is being manipulated. the special counsel for the federal financial crisis and permis
gets weaker, this would be bad for germany but also for the rest of the world. host: texas, on our independent line, good morning. caller: how were you doing? the bush administration, they were going to create jobs by letting companies cut power. threeband's pay cut was hours which we came to 100 $40 per week which at the end of the year, we're making $6,700 less per year and that was supposed to create jobs her which it didn't. what do you think about the misleading information the american people get for our news media? people here get mad over raising taxes on the rich people here. they're not thinking about the middle-class people. guest: thank you for your call. i am only guest of this country. i have lived here a couple of years and i don't feel i should be the one to give you a piece of advice on what should be done in the u.s. ijust don't know but what think is important and what is part of the strength of the german economy is that we have a very, very good educational system. universities are for free, the schools are very good. we will never be as cheap as the people in
party activist and former -- and also a former naacp chapter president from texas. he causes why he left the democratic party and became a black conservative. this is about 50 minutes. >> matt kibbie is the president and c.e.o. of freedom works. he's been with the organization previously known as citizens for a sound economy for over 15 years. an economist by training, matt kibbie is a well respected national policy expert, best selling author and political commentator. "newsweek" called him one of the masterminds of the tea party politics. his expertise has led to frequent appearances on national news shows including fox news, nbc, abc, cnn, mns, fox business and -- msnbc, fox business. he's co-author of dick army, "give us liberty: a tea party manifesto." please welcome matt here to introduce c.l. bryant. [applause] >> how you guys doing? does anyone here believe in freedom? >> yeah! >> does anyone here think the government's spending too much money it doesn't have? >> yeah. >> ok. here's the test. does anyone think sometimes as frustrating as it is that maybe you have to beat the repu
. coble -- absence requested for mr. coble of north carolina today, ms. jackson lee of texas for today, and mr. rush of illinois for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the requests are granted. the chair will entertain one-minute requests. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kaptur: madam speaker, i rise today to draw attention to how campaign superpacs are contributing unlimited campaign spending which shifts enormous political power to the superwealthy, ruled by those who truly threaten our republic and harm representative republic. look at this cartoon. shows how the superpacs really have a stranglehold on the politics of this country. with the citizens united ruling by the supreme court, they threw away decades of legal precedence governing campaign contributions and the result has been a growing stranglehold by the money barons in our political process. the american people know it and they know wher' not doing anything about it. at a minimum we should demand gr
. in order to control the passage of thousands of people from juarez into the interior of texas. that began the effort. the first phase was in 1993. that was until 2000. let me ask you to put up these -- it shows the apprehensions between 1993 and 2011. they are actually very interesting to analyze. let me put aside those who say, well, apprehensions do not tell you anything about actual numbers of people trying to cross. in fact, if you look it any enforcement situation, the first thing that happens when you have a lot of police officers in the community, the akron engines -- the apprehensions' go up because the police officers are able to make more arrests. over time, you see the apprehensions go down because the criminals move elsewhere. they will not stay in areas where there is high police activity or presence. so, what you see in el paso in the fiscal year 1993 when sylvester reyes started, 200,000 people arrested in el paso that your. in san diego, 531,000. they were arrested in san diego that year. that is where people would cross. it is easy to cross from tijuana to san diego. it w
-authored an amicus brief in lawrence become my taxes, as well. -- in lawrenceby, texas as well. he has co-authored many books. and articles. would you please welcome randy barnett? [applause] >> thank you, roger. it is always a pleasure to be at cato. i think i have been here on happier occasion. i have been involved in this case, challenging the affordable care act, since before the law was enacted in 2009. i first wrote a legal memorandum on the constitutionality of the individual mandate with two others. the only person who has been involved longer than i have in fog -- in fighting the constitutionality of the idea of an individual mandate is kenneth rivkin. his wall street journal piece in 2009 was the first and then got me reading and thinking about the constitutionality of this case. as you all know, it did not go the way we hoped it would. this was a crushing blow to liberty and it was a crushing blow to myself. i was pretty devastated by the loss. i am still pretty devastated by the loss. i'm going to say some positive things that came out of this case and i do not want to be char
that this medicaid expansion would cost states like florida, kansas, illinois and texas roughly $23 billion each in its first 10 years, and states like new york would pay more, $35,000,000,000.50 $3 billion. california mix out like bandits. -- $35 billion and $53 billion. california would make out like a bandit. just as this is money that states do not have, the federal government with its current year deficit and debt cannot afford to spend another $900 billion it does not have, and states, and this includes california, can expect that whatever these projections say right now, costs will exceed initial projections. the moment the u.s. credit rating suffers another downgrade, congress will shift more costs to states, predatory federalism. congress gets the state out on this low introductory rate, and the soonest they are up, they change the rates -- as soon as they are hooked, they change their rates. that is essential to repealing this law. before that even happened, governors were expressing their refusal to do so. governor rick scott in florida was the first one to refuse to exchange -- creat
. host: san antonio, texas, welcome. caller: i just wanted to thank you so much for al jazeera could it amazes me that some people don't know about link tv. i watch al jazeera. i watch was a news from the middle east. you have to dig for the truth. we have two types of media in america now here we have a 30- somethings that talk all day long. they don't have a lot of experience and they don't know what is going on in the country. then you have the ones who have been there so long that a party with the people they're supposed to be investigating. it is amazing to me. we have the iraq war because of the american media. nobody asked the questions and needed to be asked. we don't have choice anymore. and it does not surprise me at all the york and in israel. they control our financial system and they bought out most of the congress. you really have to dig for the truth. i just want you to know how much we appreciate that there are some voices out there. guest: thank you for calling for a let me correct you. we're not banned in israel. we haven't been banned in israel. they like what we d
the airplane from texas to alaska and back home. later on, as the boy grew up, this boy spent hours sitting on henry's lap learning to fly. he had learned to fly a single engine helicopter. this will board through the helicopter around the world, single engine helicopter -- this little boy it flew a helicopter around the world. he made it home. it is on display at the smithsonian air and space museum. he replaced lindbergh as the youngest man to ever fly around the world. he later attended college. he joined the air force reserves and became a fighter pilots. he came home from the experiences and went to the ceremony were the little boy received his air force wings. that is a day this board will never forget. this boy worked 50 years as the chairman of the committee to build the air force tomorrow. you see in the memorial. that was a massive effort. he has gone to do a number of things. he learned the principles of leadership while serving in the air force reserves. he has been as successful businessman. this little boy is my son. i cannot tell you how proud i am of him and the wonderful th
for mr. bishop of new york for today, ms. jackson lee of texas for july 16 through july 20, and mrs. sewell of alabama for july 17 and july 18. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the request are granted. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> i move that the house do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly the house stands adjourned until noon on monday, next, for important hour debate. than the present's request. live coverage of the u.s. house members return next week, here on c-span. >> it was about those men and women who are almost mortally injured in war who, because of the huge advances that have been made in medical trauma treatment in the last 10 years, they are being saved, an incredible number of them. almost everybody who falls on the battlefield is being saved. i wanted to write about what life was like for these people. i really started out with the question, having seen some people who were pret
. host: franklin, texas, richard on our independent line. caller: my comments will be brief. our system of health care in america is so great, then why do we spend twice as much as any other country? there's over 27 developed countries that have affordable health care. a few of them have just got involved claim that they used the american health care plan to figure out what not to do. we do have an answer, but it is the holy grail. we cannot approach this in this way because you would not get elected. it is called a military industrial complex. you were in the cbo and you know what it really costs for our military. we cover our defense budget, we of the department of veterans administration, we have the energy department. most people don't realize the energy department has the responsibility for all of our nuclear weapons. we have the state department. then we have the department of homeland security. it is over $1 trillion, yet we fail to mention that we could easily cut that. we spend more now on our military. we have 747 bays says or rather military sites around the world. do we need
. -- governor o'malley, for your leadership. having served in the national guard in texas for almost 14 years, we as a state have -- we in pennsylvania have taken part in every war since the beginning. my father flew in world war ii. he is 90 years old. i have had the opportunity in the last three years to meet many people who actually participated in the day -- d- day, as well as those who have participated in the problems in iraq and afghanistan. the story is the same when they come home, they need help. i am proud to say that pennsylvania over the years has developed over 27 initiatives, from education to states of veterans homes to employment, civil service, benefits and state retirement if you have officers.ervice each county has a veterans affairs director. sometimes it is particularized to the persian gulf conflict of 1990-'91. emergency assistance for food and clothing for the disabled, and it goes on. we actually had a school that is not too far from the area near gettysburg, on the other side of the mountains, that was a school for the orphans and children of veterans. unfortunatel
our selves. we signed a contract in houston, texas in 1970, and that was the birth of women's professional tennis, the way we know it today. do i expect maria sharapova or venus and serena williams to understand that? we can tell them, and their sensitivities are good, but they did not live it. just like i am not living with the pressures they deal with. they are very different. look at the money-management they need to do. [laughter] i would like to have that challenge, i must tell you. i love money. it creates opportunities. i am not very high maintenance, so i just give away, most of it, but it is fun to make money and create opportunities for people. there are different pressures. that are much better players today than we ever dreamed. if i could get one shot to they if i could get one shot to they like they do, it would be
years. you are aware of the drought going on here, north dakota, down to texas, the second year for kansas. we pretty much burned up, and cattle and poultry are effected dramatically. i would expect that the consumer applications, while not immediate, over the next year could be considerable. i said could be. we do not have all of the usda figures. the chairwoman and i are very concerned about. he did not know what is when you have been in regards to your cost of -- you do not know what is going to happen in regards to your cost of production could >> cost of feed is one of our biggest cost, and that is a concern going forward, but we live in a very competitive marketplace, and the 5% that we are talking about, over 18 years, is a fairly low number compared to the amount of money, or the prices that have gone up and down over the past couple of weeks. these short-term fluctuations are one thing. the long-term trend has been toward better technology, efficiency, and more room for the hands. it is how long the equipment less, 18,-20 years, the we are aware of the longer term trend
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